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Synonyms for definition
ˌdɛf əˈnɪʃ əndef·i·ni·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. definition

    A definition is exact, an explanation general; a definition is formal, a description pictorial. A definition must include all that belongs to the object defined, and exclude all that does not; a description may include only some general features; an explanation may simply throw light upon some point of special difficulty. An exposition undertakes to state more fully what is compactly given or only implied in the text; as, an exposition of Scripture. Interpretation is ordinarily from one language into another, or from the language of one period into that of another; it may also be a statement giving the doubtful or hidden meaning of that which is recondite or perplexing; as, the interpretation of a dream, a riddle, or of some difficult passage. Definition, explanation, exposition, and interpretation are ordinarily blended in a commentary, which may also include description. A comment is upon a single passage; a commentary may be the same, but is usually understood to be a volume of comments.

    comment, commentary, description, explanation, exposition, interpretation, rendering, translation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. definition

    determination, limitation, specification, restriction

    confusion, vagueness, acceptation, description, explanation, misconception, misstatement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. definitionnoun

    a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol

  2. definitionnoun

    clarity of outline

    "exercise had given his muscles superior definition"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. definitionnoun

    explanation (of the meaning)

  2. definitionnoun

    description (by a statement of characteristic properties)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. definitionnoun

    explanation, description, lexigraphy

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How to use definition in a sentence?

  1. Brian Kernighan:

    Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.

  2. Kelley Moore:

    There continue to be vast differences between the White House and Senate Republicans when White House comes to the definition of infrastructure, the magnitude of proposed spending, and how to pay for White House.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The truth of the words' definition is action.

  4. Former OSU wrestler Mike DiSabato:

    Again, I don't -- I don't think Jim Jordan and/or a lot of folks, coaches, administrators, really understood that, you know, touching a man's genitals without the need to do so is the definition -- is a definition of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Again, in the mid -'80s, that -- that term wasn't necessarily used, however, to now say -- to now know that the word does apply to what was happening to us at the time is just -- is -- is -- is just -- it's surprising to me given the fact that Jim Jordan has -- this isn't the Jim Jordan I know.

  5. Charge Matt DeSarno:

    This is a federal hate crime. As negotiators began to engage with Akram, he repeatedly demanded the United States release a convicted al-Qaida terrorist in exchange for the safe return of the hostages. In doing so, his actions clearly met the definition of terrorism.

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  • تعريف, تَعْرِيْفArabic
  • билдәләмәBashkir
  • вызначэ́нне, азначэ́нне, дэфіні́цыяBelarusian
  • я́сност, дефини́ция, определя́не, ря́зкост, определе́ние, раздели́телна спосо́бностBulgarian
  • definicióCatalan, Valencian
  • definiceCzech
  • opløsning, gengivelse, opløsningsevne, definitionDanish
  • Trennschärfe, Präzision, Definierung, Definition, Begriffserklärung, Schärfe, Konturentreue, ScharfzeichnungGerman
  • ορισμόςGreek
  • difinoEsperanto
  • definiciónSpanish
  • تعریفPersian
  • tarkkuus, määrittely, rajaus, erottelukyky, erottuvuus, määritelmä, kirkkausFinnish
  • définitionFrench
  • gléineIrish
  • sònrachadh, comharrachadhScottish Gaelic
  • definiciónGalician
  • הגדרהHebrew
  • परिभाषाHindi
  • definisyonHaitian Creole
  • meghatározásHungarian
  • definisiIndonesian
  • definizione, definitezza, il definire, livello di definizioneItalian
  • 語義, 定義Japanese
  • និយមន័យKhmer
  • 정의, 定義Korean
  • پێناسه‌Kurdish
  • apibrėžimas, definicijaLithuanian
  • дефини́цијаMacedonian
  • scherpte, omschrijving, definiëring, definitieDutch
  • definicjaPolish
  • clareza, definição, nitidez, delineação, descritibilidadePortuguese
  • forță de definire, definire, [[grad]] [[de]] [[definire]], definițieRomanian
  • чёткость, определе́ние, ре́зкость, разреше́ние, дефини́ция, я́сность, объясне́ниеRussian
  • definicija, дефиницијаSerbo-Croatian
  • definíciaSlovak
  • definicijaSlovene
  • definition, upplösning, definierandeSwedish
  • வரையறைTamil
  • kahuluganTagalog
  • билгеләмәTatar
  • дефіні́ція, ви́значення, озна́ченняUkrainian
  • 定義, định nghĩaVietnamese
  • 定義Chinese

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